Monthly Archives: June 2012

A quick trip to Chicago…for The Career Lattice

Congratulations to my friend and colleague, Joanne Cleaver, on her new book, The Career Lattice. It’s not just a compilation of great ideas for HR types, but super career advice for both individuals and organizations. I am a little biased … Continue reading

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Adding a new family member…

We are hosting a foreign exchange student this fall, Miss Anh Chau Dang, of Vietnam. We are so excited to meet her, especially Maryellen!  Check out this video she sent me about her country, written by a French expatriate. Beautiful!! … Continue reading

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Quiet Summer Days

The crazy bustle around here has now relaxed into a more leisurely pace, with only the teens still keeping the schedule hopping every day. And they can drive themselves to their various appointments, so we just kick back. Yup, Dan … Continue reading

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Dan’s Top Ten Ways He Noticed the Teens were Gone

The man who ate all the leftover pork chops this week went to go pick up the hungry teens….I guess it is back to business in my kitchen. Meanwhile. here is my husband’s take on having only 3 little people … Continue reading

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Ten things I miss about having all the teens gone this week…

To be fair, I hope they know we do miss certain things… 10. Garbage taken to the curb on trash day… 9. Chauffeurs for the younger McGs 8. Music practices from morning to night…though Mary certainly is quite good… 7. … Continue reading

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Ten things I like about having all teens out of the house

Every last one of my older kids are off doing something cool, some even in different states. So, this is how the other half lives, with only three sweet kids hanging around the casa… 10.  Mt. Laundry is a shorter … Continue reading

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Responding to Maura Casey

Back in February, Maura Casey printed an op-ed in the Hartford Courant that got republished out here in little Great Falls, MT. I responded and the Great Falls Tribune was kind enough to print my response. Since it is behind … Continue reading

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